An Inside Look at Stainless Steel Commercial Uses

Posted on October 18, 2012 by Reda Abouleish

 

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The oil and gas industry benefits from using stainless steel.

Stainless steel is an ideal material for a wide array of commercial businesses.  We see it used in the catering business, oil and gas, medical and construction.  It surpasses other materials when it comes to cost, durability, adaptability and weight.  It is selected due to its rust-resistant traits, customizable shapes and its hygienic qualities.  Let’s take a closer look at what industries use stainless steel and why it is the chosen material for them.

Automotive Industry

This type of metal can be fabricated into an extensive range of forms such as tubes, coils, sheets, plates and more.  These options vary depending on the purpose of the desired industry.  For instance, the automotive industry needs coils and tubes to exchange, transfer and hold liquids within a vehicle’s engine.  These instruments must also serve to protect and keep the liquids untainted when extreme heat or cold occurs.  This can be achieved by using this type of metal.  It varies in the width and shape ensuring it fulfills the needs of the car’s mechanics while remaining intact under harsh weather conditions.  Other materials fall short when the same requirements are applied.

Oil and Gas Business

Another industry where the contrast in form is vital to the success of the business is the oil and gas industry.  The oil and gas industry demands certain dimensions for its drilling vessels to safeguard proper operations.  The metal must hold up while being submerged in water and still perform effectively.  All of these factors are critical to preserving the health of those living on the vessel and the surrounding environment.  If a piece of equipment fails then it puts everything and everyone within range at risk; thus, the measurements must be precise and the material must be long-lasting.

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